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by lung
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: Epoxy Fillet Tool
Replies: 26
Views: 27646

Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Check out Puppydrum's post in his old XF20 build. Used a brick mason's tool from Lowes. A couple bucks.
by lung
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Finishing P'Drum's XF20
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Finishing P'Drum's XF20

Retired August 31, house is almost done, and I hope to have the XF20 finished by Shad season this spring. I'll be running a 80's Mercury 700. My question is: On a heavy XF with a tunnel driven by a 70HP two-stroke, how necessary is a hydraulic jackplate? Obviously not interested in speed records. Re...
by lung
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF20 Mod Flats Build
Replies: 1
Views: 261

XF20 Mod Flats Build

Purchased puppydrum’s xf20 low sheer decked version almost a year ago. Finally able to start finishing in Ernest. Purchased SYS THREE primer probably 18 months ago and its been outside in the weather this winter. Question: any chance I can use this paint? Or should I consign same to Davy Jones’ lock...
by lung
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane
Replies: 901
Views: 49376

Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Haven't read all the posts, but re: engines: These guys in Austrailia built a beautiful marinized 2.5l horizontally opposed Subaru. The Subaru boxer engine is a marvelous piece of engineering. ... rated.html
by lung
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OD18 North Carolina
Replies: 25
Views: 1290

Re: OD18 North Carolina

I built an Indian River Skiff (D15) 10 years ago using exterior plywood, and learned the hard way that marine plywood, preferably 1088 is the only way to go. As regards hardener, I am going with slow until October.
by lung
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Sure is quiet around here...
Replies: 131
Views: 7627

Re: Sure is quiet around here...

Larry: I noticed Hamaan's OD18 and have emailed him to see if it is available. I built an Indian River Skiff 8 or 9 years ago, and it has been much too tender for me from the beginning. The last time I used the boat last Spring, I fell twice, once overboard at the ramp and then head first into the f...
by lung
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Replies: 721
Views: 79479

Re: XXXF20 Build

The video of the tunnel is very impressive.
by lung
Sun May 04, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Wooden Sailboat Restore with epoxi
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Wooden Sailboat Restore with epoxi

A related but different question: I read a Wooden Boat article a year or two ago about a fairly large Motor Sailor that was rebuilt by thoroughly drying the thing out, then covering with multiple layers of both (epoxy impregnated) fabric and mat. The result was an extremely thick exo-skin that was s...
by lung
Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: C-19 Builder in Wilmington, NC?
Replies: 24
Views: 1940

C-19 Builder in Wilmington, NC?

A guy in New Bern, NC is selling a 19' skiff that looks very much like the C19. Seller bought the boat for the engine, knows very little about the design or construction of the boat, but thinks it might have been built by someone building and selling it in Wilmington, NC area. Has anyone in that are...
by lung
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Need their Heads Examined
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Need their Heads Examined

Used to be fairly common on the outer banks. Fishermen would launch a boat from the beach, set a net. Re-launch the next day to pull the outboard end to the beach.